Why are vaquitas disappearing?

October 23, 2017

By Amber Friend Why are Vaquita Disappearing? Vaquitas largest threat is a large fishing net called a “gillnet”. Fishermen use the gillnet to catch shrimp and fish. Sometimes the fisherman unintentionally catch the vaquitas in […]

Where do vaquitas live?

October 16, 2017

By Amber Friend Vaquitas can be found in the shallow, murky ocean waters of the northern Gulf of California. Vaquitas are the most endangered of all cetacean. There are only an estimated 85 vaquitas left […]

What is a vaquita?

October 9, 2017

By Amber Friend A vaquita is the smallest living cetacean (pronounced sĭ-tā′shən). Cetaceans are made up of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Vaquitas are the smallest species of the porpoise. The vaquita may weigh up to […]

What is world’s most endangered marine mammal?

October 2, 2017

  By Amber Friend History is not something that we just read about in books; it’s happening around us everyday especially when discussing the extinction of animals species. Dinosaurs, of course, are some of the […]

World’s most endangered porpoise: vaquita

September 25, 2017

  By Amber Friend The history-making extinction of aquatic animals is not just a thing of the past, unfortunately, with many species who have lived for billions of years disappearing before our eyes. The vaquita […]

What is the fastest cetacean in the world?

May 5, 2017

The Dall’s porpoise is considered to be the world’s fastest cetacean, about to reach speeds up to 35 mph (56 km/.h) in bursts over short distances. Named for American naturalist W.H. Fall who was the […]

What is “bow riding”?

January 16, 2017

Bow riding is when marine mammals swim near the front part (the bow) of a ship. Dolphins and porpoises are the most common animals that participate in bow riding, though on occasion larger cetaceans like […]

Order: Cetacea (Odontoceti, Mysticeti)

December 21, 2016

All whales, dolphins and porpoises are cetaceans, which have two categories: toothed and baleen (toothless). Cetaceans live solely in the water and cannot survive on land. The main propulsion for any cetacean is his rear […]

Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)

December 16, 2016

Killer whales most widely distributed marine mammals, found in all parts of the oceans; most abundant in colder waters, including Antarctica, the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. They also occur, though at lower densities, in […]

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